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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sitting at idol...

Were behind the soundstage right now and its interesting...

All pics are banned, twitter is banned, its amazing how the idol apparatus locks everything down to protect the security of the show. Were 1645 away from air and its like it usually is... Busy but hectic.

Idol has a hype man... He's this dude who I guess is just a hype man who loves to, well, hype. Not sure of he's on radio in la. I doubt it. I'd not hire him.... He prob makes like 75k a year. In LA, I bet that's like 35k. I feel like I'm at a bar mitzva. Mazel tov!

Anyway, he uses the same stchick every year, asks the same questions to hype the crowd and stuff and, I guess its cool. Idol works because its got certain "familiarities..." He seems to be safe, hype-driven and fun in a family friendly sorta way.

Its funny to watch the radio peeps sneaking tweets and whatnot. Were 10 mins away from being live...

The set is controlled but electric. So much stuff goes on the small stage... Its pretty surreal.

More to follow....